A very old (but classic) pattern…

A couple of weeks ago, I decided I would make a gift for my husband for his birthday. I chose to make him a pair of pj (pajama) pants. I chose a reversible shirting fabric that I found a Jo-Ann’s.

It has a nice check pattern on one side, while the solid side is sort of a chambray-type look. This is a nice, light-weight fabric that I thought would be good for Springtime.

The pattern I used I’ve probably had since about 1990. The year on the pattern envelope says 1989. Anyway, I had never cut into it in all these years. I had actually bought this pattern because I liked the robes and I had always intended to make one for myself. I made the robes, but not with this pattern.

So, I decided to use this for the pants for my husband.

These have a fly front (which was easy to make). I used snaps for the closure.

So, while I am all about keeping organized and getting rid of things that I don’t use or need, occasionally I find it worthwhile to hang on to those classics that can’t be found anymore, like this pattern.

An easy project and a happy husband. It’s all good!

Happy sewing!

2 thoughts on “A very old (but classic) pattern…

  1. I still have that pattern. I used it to make the robe for my daughter to take to the hospital when she had her first baby (who is now 24 years old) It really impressed her docter. Thanks for bringing up such a fun memory!

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